The Sustainability Committee currently has three (3) openings for new members. If interested, please consider submitting the Committee Interest form
Are you satisfied with your life?
You have the right to be satisfied with your life. Most historians agree that this is what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote that we have “the right to pursue happiness”. For almost 20 years the folks at the Happiness Initiative have been working to measure just how happy are you? They do this by a polling of individuals (now measuring over 40,000) drawing on the survey model of the Kingdom of Buhtan (www.happycounts.org). This survey results in a Gross National Happiness Index. The survey uses ten subjective domains which fit nicely into the three legs of the Sustainability stool – Economic, Environmental and Community. Gross National Happiness (GNH) is based on the premise that subjective indicators are key components to the understanding and measurement of “Satisfaction with Life”.
The Gross National Happiness Index survey will help assist the Sustainability Commission to assess just how Satisfied with Life are the citizens of Groton and hopefully lead to ideas, programs and policies that will contribute to increased community well-being and individual satisfaction with Life. It helps all of us to assess the sustainability of our communities’ happiness, and to inspire us to take action.
Click the button to your right to take your “Happiness Survey”.